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learn today that the outgoing pope benedict will be called -- what he will be called after he is pope and what life will be like for him, because afr all, remember, an abdicating pope is all new territory for the catholic church. nbc's anne thompson remains at the vatican for us tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. they are already closing off the streets around st. peter's square in anticipation of the huge crowds for pope benedict's final audience tomorrow. the cardinals who will elect his successor have started to arrive, including controversial american cardinal roger mahoney, who is here despite calls for him to stay home because of his role in shielding sexually abusive priests in los angeles. these final days for benedict have been very difficult. he's seen a cardinal forced to resign, intense speculation over an internal investigation into leaked documents. but today the news was all about his new life. in retirement, he will be called pope emeritus. he will still wear white, just a simple cap and not the cape we're used to seeing. his red shoes will
. peter's square where tens of thousands said good-bye to pope benedict xvi. >>> plus the warriors literally throw down in indiana. we'll break it down for you and bring you the blow by blow coming up. >>> according to multiple sources, the deal for alex smith is done. we'll let you know where the qb is headed and what the niners will get in return. >>> new development to tell you about in the oscar pistorius premeditated murder case. officials say the substance found in the olympians bedroom was not testosterone. representatives for pistorius say it's been identified as an herbal remedy used, quote, in aid of muscle recovery. during pistorius' bail hearing, south african said they found needles and testosterone this his bedroom. after the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. pistorius was released on bond friday. his next court date is scheduled coming up in june. >>> new this morning, pope benedict xvi thanked his followers for their prayers at his last public appearance before stepping down tomorrow. the crowd estimated at more than 150,000 strong. maryann ah
people. pope benedict xvi, the first pope they've known and the old who know how his story is. gathering to hear the last testament. and looking on the cardinal, one of these men could soon be pope, the first from pope benedict, a prayer. a final message to his follower followers. >> ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope i impart my blessing. thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: this frail man choosing a quieter life. so very different from his predecessor john paul who stayed until the very end. anthony from pennsylvania witnessed both pope's last sermons. >> they're courage in different ways. in opposite ways but the same degree of courage. >> reporter: the pope summoning the strength to say good-bye, giving up one of the most powerful roles on earth. meeting publicly with the faithful one last time. >> savannah as the pope got up to leave. there was a wave of emotion. people calling out to him, waving good-bye. many people held up banners saying thank you in return. pope benedict told the faithful i have never felt this way. >> thank you. greg burke is the senior communi
that benedict stepping down will set a modern precedent for future pontiffs? >> well there is concern about that, richard. but i think it's important to recognize that no precedent in the sense of something that has to be followed has been set. something new has been done. this hasn't happened in a very long time. and it's going to take a while to sort out what the impacts of this are on the future of this office of the papacy. >> thank you so much for are your perspective there this morning. >> time is running out for $85 billion in across the board spending cuts. john boehner got testy pointing the finger at the senate. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> republicans have been further angered this week by the supervised release of hundreds of undocumented imgrants awaiting deportation. a highly unusual effort to save money. so what do americans think about the sequester as a means of fixing the budget. according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll a 52% majority think
. >>> to the vatican now, where it is friday morning, and pope benedict xvi is preparing to say farewell to a -- excuse me, where it is wednesday morning. here is a live look. the pontiff will ride in his pope-mobile through the crowds in st. peters square before addrsing the crowd. this will be his last public speech before his resignation becomes official on thursday. >>> $6 million for a grand opening bay bridge party. we'll see if it happens tomorrow. live pictures now of the bridge -- at least the approach to the bridge. the bay bridge toll authority will vote tomorrow on whether to use $5.6 million in toll money to pay for public safety and public access during the planned celebration of the new eastern span. that new span will open on labor day weekend. private funding still needs to be raised to bring a spectacular fireworks show to the bay bridge for its grand opening. >> if they take that action, then i think that labor day weekend we'll at least have a walk across the bridge. it will have a run and a bike ride. the fireworks display and other features are always going to be subject to the ab
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